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Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.
Look at your [English] ladies of quality--are they not forever parting with their husbands--forfeiting their reputations--and is t ...
It's worth living abroad to study up on genteel and delicate manners. The maid smiles continuously; she smiles like a duchess on a ...
... in no part of the world is genteel visiting founded on esteem, in the absence of suitable furniture and complete dinner-servic ...
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue t ...
Sir, money, money, the most charming of all things; money, which will say more in one moment than the most elegant lover can in ye ...
Dialect words--those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
Twenty-five or thirty years ago it was natural for a girl to look forward to marriage as embodying all that was of consequence in ...
In the first place, we must dismiss, once and for all the conventional notion that a translation "should read smoothly," and "shou ...
Miss Western: Tell me, child, what objections can you have to the young gentleman?
Sophie: A very solid objection, in my opin
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